Are you wanting to find a new hobby? Are you bored of scrolling on your phone for hours on end? Well reading is a great hobby to pick up if you are looking for something to distract you from the real world. In this blog, I am going to rank the top five books that I have read in the past three months.
#5- Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven
The main character in "Holding up the Universe" is a girl named Libby. Libby is named "America's Fattest Teen" and through the novel, she develops her self-confidence while trying to pursue a relationship with a guy from her high school. Jack is a boy from Libby's high school who has a disorder called Prosopagnosia- meaning that he can't recognize faces. This captivating novel shows Libby as she is trying to navigate high school, new friends, and a relationship. This novel is one of my favorites because it shows how important self-confidence is and how to navigate finding it. The novel can be found for just under $10!
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#4- The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
This novel is one of my favorite mystery fiction books that I have ever read. In this book the main character, Jane arrives in a new town and finds a job dog walking in a rich neighborhood. When she meets the neighborhood resident Eddie, everything changes. Eddie was just previously widowed from a tragic accident that occurred with his wife and her best friend. As Jane gets to know Eddie more and more her curiosity wanders as she ponders what she thinks actually happened to his wife. This book is so captivating once you start reading you won't be able to put it down! This book can be found for around $12!
#3- Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This historical fiction novel is set in 1969 in "Barley Cove." The main character Kya is viewed from the town as "marsh girl." Her mother and older siblings all left her at a young age with her abusive father. She has to fend for herself and learn how to live on her own in the marsh. She learns the way of the world through nature and experience, as she has only been to one day of school in her life. This novel highlights how important nature is to every single one of us and can be found for $10.
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#2- Loving Your Husband Before You Even Have One by Kim Vollendorf
This is a different book from the rest of the ones on my list. This book is a Christian non-fiction novel that gives single woman relationship advice. This book is written in specific chapters about specific topics that you should be focusing on in your single years to be able to have the best possible marriage as you can have. At the end of every chapter, the author includes "Points to Ponder", "Action Steps", "Additional Resources", and endnotes which reference that Bible. These extra actions that the author has taken to include at the end of every chapter enforce that you get the absolute most out of this book. I recommend this book to all of my Christian friends whether they are in a relationship or not! You can find it on Amazon for around $16.
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#1- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
This is one of my favorite books of all time! This love story, fiction book is written so so well! The main character Tate meets one of her brother's friends Miles it is like love at first sight. But neither of them would admit that. As neither of them wanted to pursue a relationship, that just lead to sex. Miles sets two rules for Tate that she has to follow for them to continue their frequent hook-ups, but can she do it? This captivating novel is an all-around perfect love story novel that can be found for just around $10!
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